Friday, February 23, 2024

Students and Council celebrate new co-designed playspace

Penrith City Council staff have joined Llandilo Public School students to celebrate the opening of a new co-designed playspace in Wilson Park this week.

Students from the school designed the playspace with Council as part of the annual Penrith Mayoral Challenge program, which teaches young people about civic engagement, local government and the decision-making process.

Key features of the new playspace include climbing equipment, a multi-play unit with slide, three bay swing set with an accessible swing, outdoor fitness equipment, and a revitalised multi-sport court.

Mayor, Todd Carney said it was fantastic to see the ideas and creativity of the students come to life in Wilson Park.

“Llandilo Public School students have played a key role in improving this facility for their local community to enjoy and should be proud of what they’ve achieved,” Mayor Carney said.

Shade sails, a picnic table, hammock, bin, bike racks, pathways, trees and landscaping were also included in the upgrade.

Llandilo Public School students and Principal Naomi Amidy join Deputy Premier, Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Londonderry Prue Car MP and Penrith Mayor Todd Carney to officially open Wilson Park.

This project was funded by Council and the NSW Government, which contributed $75,000 through the Everyone Can Play grant program and $15,000 through the Community Building Partnership program.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Londonderry, Prue Car said she was thrilled to see Wilson Park reinvigorated thanks to the new playspace.

“This playspace has been designed for children, by children,” Ms Car said.

“In years to come Llandilo Public School students can look back on this momentous achievement and know they had a hand in its creation.

“I can’t wait to see local families enjoy the new facilities at Wilson Park.”

A new amenities building is also under construction which will include a unisex toilet and unisex ambulant toilet with baby change tables, as well as a MLAK-fitted unisex accessible toilet.

The delivery of this project is part of Council’s commitment to upgrading 40 playspaces across the Local Government Area between 2019-2024, with 32 playspaces now renewed.

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